XVRHLDY

XVRHLDY – “Chrome” Video

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A short film directed by Scheme Engine illustrating the purity and terror that is Chicago, Illinois from one of the city's own.

HEADLINES

Shooting In Chicago Park Leaves 13 Wounded, Including Three-Year-Old

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In the same week the city topped a <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html">FBI list for most murders in 2012</a>, Chicago made the news on Thursday night after a gunman <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/us-usa-chicago-shooting-idUSBRE98J03Q20130920">opened fire on a group of people</a> at a basketball court in a park, according to authorities.

VIDEOS

Chicago Gangbanger: “Killing Is The Solution To Violence”

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"If I want it, I'm gonna get out here and get it" There has been much discussion and hand wringing by the media over the problems of gang-related violence in Chicago, but not much has been heard from the young men and women whose everyday lives are fodder for Monday morning headlines and 11:00 p.

VIDEOS

Chicago Gangs Trades Guns For Basketballs At “Balling For Peace”

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Sports can't save the lives of our youth, but they can influence and possibly change the direction for adolescents and teens looking for options.

VIDEOS

Watch These Chicago Kids #RiseAbove Their Conditions

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Choosing to strike a match instead of damning the dark is always admirable in words and theory but harder to achieve in practice when the odds are stacked against you.

VIDEOS

Lupe Fiasco’s Tears Shed Light On Chicago’s Small-Scale Genocide

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Photo: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/us/rate-of-killings-rises-38-percent-in-chicago-in-12.html?_r=1" target="_blank">NYT</a> For the most part, I've remained quiet on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chicago-crime">Chicago's inexplicable murder rate</a>.

The Police Blotter

Another Chicago Weekend: 7 Killed, 35 Wounded

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In what may be the worst developing trend ever, Chicago's three-day violence sprees on weekends notched up high numbers once again.

The Police Blotter

Chicago’s Memorial Day Weekend Ends With 10 Dead, More Than 40 Shot

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We caught our share of flack while <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/03/gawker-calls-chief-keef-hip-hops-next-big-thing">offering a rebuttal</a> to Gawker's Chief Keef proclamation and questioned whether the young artist's lyrical content should be heralded as beacon for a city whose levels of violence, particularly <a href="http://www.bet.com/news/health/2012/02/01/chicago-has-highest-murder-rate-in-the-u-s.html">among its youth</a>, are constantly at drastic highs compared to the rest of the nation.

violence

50 Hours Of Violence

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